ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its third season on 2/22/13; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION: (from Animal Planet's press release, October 2011) Just last week, an Ohio man committed suicide immediately after he released dozens of lions, tigers, bears and other wild beasts he kept as pets, admitting he was way in over his head. For an entire afternoon, 50-some wild animals roamed the streets and terrorized the town, making suburbia look like a dark twisted scene from Noah's Ark. Confounded, the police shot down most of the animals in an attempt to restore a sense of order and peace to the community. Some of the animals still are reported on the loose and may be lurking close by. This story - which made news everywhere - sounds like an urban legend, but it's real; shockingly, similar situations occur throughout the country. Most cases lead to a tragic, untimely demise - for the animals and people involved. Beginning, Friday, November 11, at 9 PM ET/PT, Animal Planet launches its new season of FATAL ATTRACTIONS, a six-part series about people who invite danger into their homes - literally. The series recounts dozens of stories of people united by a deadly obsession - they are compelled to live with beasts that easily could kill them, including wild cats, chimps, venomous snakes and alligators.